Thursdays in December

Written by Holly on Thursday December 2, 2010

calendarOETA's fabulous local documentaries GALLERY and STATELINE are taking a break in December so that we can bring you more holiday programming.

Tonight's program is an exception. It's not holiday-themed, but it promises to be very colorful and interesting... CHIHULY: FIRE & LIGHT.

 

At once organic and otherworldly, pure and complicated, Dale Chihuly's glass works brilliantly combine the simplicity of the medium with the extraordinary innovation of the artist. From Chihuly's studio in Seattle to installation sites throughout San Francisco, portlandpress_2130_2209057CHIHULY FIRE & LIGHT observes the artist at work with his team as he conceives and creates his most ambitious exhibition to date, Chihuly at the de Young. This exhibition included 11 galleries of new and archival works representing the breadth and scope of the artist's creative vision during the last four decades. From the Mille Fiori (a 56-foot garden of glass) to the Saffron Tower (a 30-foot neon sculpture), Chihuly's exquisite sculptures challenge convention with bold color, dramatic forms and extraordinary composition. 

 

CHIHULY: FIRE AND LIGHT airs tonight at 8pm on OETA's main channel. It won't repeat on any of our channels for several months, so try to catch it or record it tonight.

I'll post more information about the upcoming holiday programming tomorrow. Stay tuned!